By : Edipolo A. Mosquito, Jr.
In the morning of March 20, 2009, Senator Mar Roxas tagged as Mr. Palengke made a brief visit to the Municipality of Alegria. He met the municipal and barangay officials led by Mayor Dominador G. Esma, Jr., Vice-Mayor Ernesto Odjinar, Sr. and Provincial Board Member, Atty. Carlos Egay, Jr. He was enthusiastically welcomed by the people during his first visit to the municipality after he was elected as Senator in the 2004 elections. Senator Roxas was quickly invited by Mayor Esma to see the actual situation of Alegria Central Public Market wherein he was able to talk personally with the vendors.
Before he delivered his message to the public, Mayor Esma together with Vice Mayor Odjinar handed an approved resolution requesting the Senator to fund for the construction of vegetable section in the public market amounting to Two Hundred Eighty Thousand Pesos (P280, 000.00). During the speech, he promised to allocate in his discretionary 2009 senatorial funds in response to the resolution passed by the municipal officials of Alegria. He clearly stressed that he is against graft and corruption and should defend the general welfare of the people to gain economic prosperity. He was very thankful of the warm welcome spearheaded by Mayor Esma.